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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Fiscal Crisis

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Column: The fall of the Celtic Tiger – what next?
The scale of the economic and financial catastrophe that befell Ireland was virtually unprecedented in post-war industrial country history; we need to examine the inadequacies of the Irish policymaking process, write Donal Donovan and Antoin E Murphy.
# Debt
Ireland still has 39% chance of defaulting, says Government's budget adviser
Professor John McHale, the chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, said Ireland has made huge progress – but is not out of the woods yet.
# Summit
Taoiseach says fiscal compact WON'T be changed after meeting of EU leaders
Enda Kenny said that any kind of growth deal will be separate to the fiscal compact.
Column: Who are the winners and losers in the referendum campaign right now?
With nine days to go before referendum day, Dr Jane Suiter of UCC analyses the parties and the latest polls to see how the campaign is playing out.
# Uh-Oh
Fitch: 'Highly likely' that Greece will default soon
The ratings agency has downgraded Greece just one day after EU leaders agreed on a €130 billion bailout deal for the country.
# Bailout
Bailout for Greece likely to be decided by Monday
Eurozone finance ministers held a 3 1/2 hour conference call last night to discuss Greece.
# Credit Rating
Moody's downgrades six European countries - and warns of more to come
France and the UK were both warned that they could lose their coveted AAA credit rating.
# Your Say
Poll: How would you vote in a referendum on the new EU treaty?
EU leaders will meet tomorrow to discuss the fiscal compact. But how will you vote if Ireland does hold a referendum?
# Second bailout
Talk of a second bailout is 'ludicrous' - Noonan
The Minister for Finance was responding to the suggestion from a Citigroup economist who said that Ireland should have a second bailout deal on standby.
# Economy
Irish among most pessimistic in EU about - well, everything...
Irish people have little faith in the economy, the government, the EU or their own household situation.
# Debt deal
Better deal for Ireland if we pass EU referendum? Government says maybe...
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore also said it is “too early” to make a call about whether a referendum will be necessary on the EU budget deal.
# Eurozone
EU deal is unlikely to end the crisis in the eurozone - Varadkar
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport said that “a lot of people have concerns” about Britain opting out of Friday’s landmark EU deal.
# Tobin Tax
Financial transactions tax would be bad for Ireland - FF
Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson has warned that jobs could be at risk if Ireland had to adopt the tax while Britain opts out.
# Eurozone
Irish remain generally positive towards the euro - CNN poll
The poll carried out this week found that over half of Irish people believed it had been a good move for Ireland to join the euro.
# Iceland
Iceland's former PM denies negligence charges over banking collapse
Geir Haarde is accused of acting negligently in not moving to prevent the 2008 banking collapse in Iceland.